Colonel Chabert

Honoré de BALZAC (1799 - 1850), translated by Clara BELL (1835 - 1927) and Ellen MARRIAGE (1865 - 1946)

Colonel Chabert is a soldier, who goes missing during the Napoleonic wars, and then returns from the dead, most inconveniently for his wife, who has remarried and has gone up in the world. This novella by Balzac lays bare the venality of the French Restoration period. It has been filmed several times, most recently in the 1994 version, starring Gerard Depardieu. - Summary by Nicole Lee

Genre(s): Historical Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Part 1 Nicole Lee
00:17:04
Play 02 Part 2 Nicole Lee
00:17:42
Play 03 Part 3 Nicole Lee
00:12:04
Play 04 Part 4 Nicole Lee
00:19:01
Play 05 Part 5 Nicole Lee
00:19:03
Play 06 Part 6 Nicole Lee
00:14:29
Play 07 Part 7 Nicole Lee
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